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Description: On Projections, National Review film critic Ross Douthat and National Review Online critic-at-large Kyle Smith chat about the latest movies in theaters, draw your attention to what's great on cable and streaming services, and mull Hollywood trends. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

Description: On Projections, National Review film critic Ross Douthat and National Review Online critic-at-large Kyle Smith chat about the latest movies in theaters, draw your attention to what's great on cable and streaming services, and mull Hollywood trends. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.
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Description: On Projections, National Review film critic Ross Douthat and National Review Online critic-at-large Kyle Smith chat about the latest movies in theaters, draw your attention to what's great on cable and streaming services, and mull Hollywood trends. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

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Episodes

Episode 14: A Couple of Firsts…..

11/8/2018
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Ross and Kyle take a look at two of the most acclaimed movies of the year, the Neil Armstrong drama First Man, and the intense Paul Schrader film First Reformed, about the cataclysmic intersection of religion and global-warming alarmism. Also, they mull whether Melissa McCarthy is effective in a dramatic role in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Duration:00:48:11

Episode 13: A Star Is Re-Re-Reborn

10/10/2018
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Ross and Kyle return to debate the merits of the fourth go-round of 'A Star Is Born,' mull over the implications of the business troubles of a leading indie filmmaker, and revel in the CGI pleasures of 'The House with a Clock In Its Walls.'

Duration:00:44:56

Episode 12: Spike, Boots, and Crazy Rich Asians

8/31/2018
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Catching up on some of the buzziest movies of the summer, Ross and Kyle unpack the feud between Boots Riley, the communist who made the satirical comedy "Sorry to Bother You," and Spike Lee, whose reality-based comedy "BlacKkKlansman" has a surprisingly pro-police theme. Then it's on to marveling at the shamelessly pro-wealth theme of "Crazy Rich Asians," the summer's sleeper hit.

Duration:00:47:14

Episode 11: Let’s Stay In

7/25/2018
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In Episode 11, Ross and Kyle take a break from the multiplex and hunker down with some home-viewing options available on demand or on streaming services: 'A Quiet Place', 'Chappaquiddick', 'The Death of Stalin', and 'Blade Runner 2049'.

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 10: The Return

7/11/2018
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Ending their mysterious unexplained hiatus from the podcasting realm, Ross and Kyle beg the world's forgiveness and weigh this summer's slate of blockbuster movies.

Duration:00:42:25

Episode 9: Of Superheroes and Sex Robots

5/7/2018
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In the new episode, Ross and Kyle weigh Avengers: Infinity War against Black Panther, argue about the importance of that (spoiler alert!) ending and segue into an appreciation of a couple of streaming titles including one of Kyle's favorite movies of the century, Steven Spielberg's A.I., a trap cunningly designed to lure Ross into one of his patented rants about sex robots.

Duration:00:46:19

Episode 8: Let’s Get Away From It All

4/6/2018
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In the latest episode, Ross and Kyle weigh dystopia vs. escapism in Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One," then ponder whether Wes Anderson movies such as his latest "Isle of Dogs" amount to more than exquisitely designed dioramas.

Duration:00:49:03

Episode 7: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

3/15/2018
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Ross and Kyle mull over the Oscars' ratings death spiral, then segue into a discussion of the recent sci-fi movies Annihilation, A Wrinkle in Time, Arrival and Ex Machina before wondering whether 2001: A Space Odyssey really deserves its reputation as it hits its 50th anniversary.

Duration:00:45:45

Episode 6: The Shape of Things Past

2/14/2018
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Ross and Kyle explain how a social-justice monster-erotica movie called "The Shape of Water" came to be this year's Oscar frontrunner, then dial back the clock to consider what movies should have won the Oscar back in 2007, 1997 and 1987.

Duration:00:48:59

Episode 5: The Best Movies of the Year

1/26/2018
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On Episode 5, Ross and Kyle weigh their picks for the best movies of the year against the Oscar nominees, then talk about that time Paul Newman made a movie about fake news called 'Absence of Malice' because he was angry with the New York Post for reporting he was only 5' 8".

Duration:00:46:19

Episode 4: The Golden Globes

1/9/2018
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Ross and Kyle argue about the winners at the Golden Globes, the strange vibe of the ceremony, and the meaning of that spectacular Oprah speech, then measure the real Winston Churchill against Gary Oldman's portrayal in "Darkest Hour."

Duration:00:43:07

Episode 3: The Last Jedi

12/22/2017
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In episode 3, Ross and Kyle dissect "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in obsessive detail, Ross reveals that he once read 10 or 12 "Star Wars" extended universe novels and the guys discuss Christmas movies to watch on TV.

Duration:00:46:43

Episode 2: Lady Bird

12/7/2017
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In episode two, Ross and Kyle discuss the award-winning coming-of-age comedy about a Catholic high school student Lady Bird, the dark revenge comedy 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and why it's impossible to turn away from The Godfather when you're flipping through the channels.

Duration:00:47:49

Episode 1: Justice League

11/22/2017
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On the debut episode, Ross and Kyle hash out where Justice League went wrong, discuss how to think about talented filmmakers who do horrible things in their personal lives and recommend a terrific new animated movie and a riveting TV miniseries.

Duration:00:49:23